How to Charge a Chromebook without the Original Charger
Charging Your Chromebook without the Original Charger

If you have ever been in a situation where you need your Chromebook, but you’re running low on battery and don’t have the original charger by your side, you know how frustrating it can be. That’s why it’s good to know that there are many ways to charge your Chromebook without the original charger. So, if you have misplaced, forgotten, or damaged your original charger, here are some of the best alternatives to charge your Chromebook until you find it or get a replacement charger.

USB Type C on ChromebookCharge your Chromebook with a USB Type-C Cable

If you don’t have your Chromebook’s original charger, the best option for charging your device is with a USB Type-C Cable with Plug Adapter. But, to do this, your Chromebook must have a USB Type-C port. Luckily, most Chromebooks are compatible with a USB Type-C Cable, so if your Chromebook has this option, you will have no problems charging your device with a USB Type-C Cable.

To use a USB Type-C Cable for charging your Chromebook, follow these simple steps:

  1. Plug one end of the USB Type-C Cable into the Plug Adapter and a power outlet, and the other end into the USB Type-C port on your Chromebook.
  2. Click Time in the bottom right corner of your screen, and then click Settings.
  3. Click Power.
  4. Choose USB-C port as the Power source.

Note: If you want to use your Chromebook while it charges, you will need a charger that supports USB Power Delivery.

Charge with Power BankCharge your Chromebook with a Power Bank

If your Chromebook is incompatible with an additional power source, another way to charge it is by using a power bank. Again, it would help if you have a USB Type-C cable; all you have to do is connect your Chromebook to your power bank. Although it is a simple and practical way to charge your device, it’s important to note that this is a low-power method of charging, which means it will take a lot of time to charge your Chromebook fully. Nevertheless, it can be helpful when you don’t have any other options for charging your device, and you need to use it.

Charging a Chromebook on a SmartphoneCharge your Chromebook with your Smartphone

Yes, your smartphone can be another power source you can use to charge your Chromebook. However, your phone must support two-way power delivery, while your Chromebook must have a USB Type-C port. After you connect them with a USB Type-C cable, a notification will appear on your phone, and you need to choose the option to supply power to the connected device - your Chromebook. Still, bear in mind that your phone has a much smaller battery capacity than your Chromebook, so you should not expect to charge your Chromebook fully this way. Of course, this is not an ideal solution, but it might come in handy in some situations.

Charging Chromebook in Car USBCharge your Chromebook in your Car

Some Chromebooks have an AC/DC car charger, which you can use to charge your device. All you have to do is plug it into your car’s charging ports and your Chromebook’s charging port, and your device will start charging. Of course, you’ll have to keep the vehicle running while you’re doing this. Another way to charge your Chromebook in your car is by using a Type-C car charger. To do this, plug the Type-C car charger directly into your car’s charging ports. Charging your Chromebook in your vehicle can effectively keep your device powered up while on the go.

Charging on Universal ChargerCharge your Chromebook with a Universal Charger

If you have a universal charger, you can also use it to charge your Chromebook when you don’t have its original charger. Universal chargers are designed to be compatible with various devices, including Chromebooks. To charge your Chromebook with a universal charger, plug it into a power outlet and your Chromebook. Although you can use your Chromebook as usual while it is charging, your device will probably be charging much slower than using your Chromebook’s original charger.

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